Our People – Bidayuh

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Bidayuh is a collective name for several indigenous groups of  people living the southern part of Sarawak. They are noted for their hospitality and warm smiles. The name "Bidayuh" means "people of the land". "Bi" mean "people" or "orang" and "Dayuh" mean "Land".  They are also known as the Land Dayaks, a term first used during the time of James Brooke, the first White Rajah (king) of Sarawak.  Bidayuh costumes in the trade mark...

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Memoir of Rainforest World Music Festival 2012

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A Jungle Village Festival! ... this was how SONGLiNES Magazine UK summed it up in four words about the Rainforest World Music Festival. 2012 was its 15th edition and the third year running that this homegrown music festival was awarded the magazine's '25 of the Best International Festivals'. Bangkok Post reckoned...' it remained a performer's festival, with the enthusiasm emanating from the stage itself rather than the promoter's bag of tricks...

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A Visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre

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Located 24KM from the Kuching City, the major attraction of Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is the Orang Utan. To get there, you have 4 options depending on your budget. 1. Public Bus Visitors can take the City Public Bus, bus no. K6, rate RM3.50 per way. First bus depart at 7.15am and the last bus depart at 4.15pm; for every 3 hours interval. Note that the bus will stop at the entrance of Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and you will have to...

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Our People – Iban

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The Iban Heartland Iban claims the largest population, thus making this language the most widely used in Sarawak. The Iban, formerly known as Sea Dayaks, are famous for their head-hunting past, their massive ironwood longhouses, their ornate body tattooing, their wonderful weaving skills, and of course their potent rice wine, tuak, which is always offered to visitors.   It is almost a crime to come to Sarawak without visiting an ...

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Sarawak Top 10 Iconic Food

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Sarawak Laksa - The Sarawak Laksa is essentially vermicelli rice noodles (bee hoon), cooked in a shrimp-based broth that is made to thicken with coconut milk.  This dish is served with generous amounts of crunchy bean sprouts, a few boiled prawns and garnished with shredded chicken and slivers of egg omelette.  For added spice, there's the thick sambal paste that is usually served on the side.  For some extra pizzazz you can squeeze som...

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Heart of the festival

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Pesta Musik Dunia di Hutan Hujan

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A Jungle Village Festival

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LUCKY WINNERS PICKED FOR ZEE AVI CONCERT

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Kuching, 2 July 2012 – Sarawak Tourism Board recently held a contest for passengers using Miri and Kuching International Airports. Lucky winners will have the opportunity to win tickets to watch Sarawak’s own local talent, Zee Avi performing at the homecoming concert in Miri on July 7, 2012. A draw today was made at Sarawak Tourism Board’s office by the contest organising team headed by Mdm Angelina Bateman, Director of Corporate Communicati...

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Rainforest World Music Festival Preview 2012

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The Rainforest World Music Festival Preview 2012 is coming right to your doorstep this July 10 & 11 2012 at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus. Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings all form of music together on the same stage renowned world musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo. Every year in mid of July, thousands and thousands of music lovers travel across the globe to Sarawak on the isl...

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IN PERSON WITH RWMF PERFORMER

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KUCHING, 26 June 2012 - The Sarawak Tourism Board is for the first time ticketing the launch of the Rainforest World Music Festival. The launch which will be held on the 12 July 2012 (Thursday) at the Sarawak Cultural Village is a chance for festival goers to meet in person or to have an autograph with the International and Malaysian band or that once in a lifetime photo opportunity. Tickets for the night are priced at RM80 for dinner. However, ...

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The Lost Girls’ Adventures in Borneo

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Hang Out with Rare Proboscis Monkeys Bako National Park If you want to experience nature while still enjoying cosmopolitan creature comforts, head south to Malaysia’s largest state of Sarawak. The old Indochine city of Kuching is conveniently located only about an hour and a half away from Bako National Park, where you can spy the rare, long-nosed proboscis monkey on beaches and cliffs lapped by the South China Sea. Accommodations inside the...

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